Armed Robber Lynched At Asem
From Richard Owusu-Akyaw, Kumasi
Residents of Asem and Fante New-Town (both suburbs of Kumasi) on Sunday were stunned with the killing of a suspected armed robber whose lifeless and mutilated body was found a few meters away from the palace of the Chief of Asem, along the Dwabrem route near Jackson’s Park.
The rumour mill has it that the alleged robber was chased from BB, an arena at Asafo Neoplan, noted for night life where he and his accomplices were on a robbery agenda. The robber, who is believed to be in mid 20s, was seen in a pool of blood from machete wounds all over the body.
Thomas Ekow Sackey, Assembly man for the Asem electoral area explained in an interview with the paper that he was on his routine rounds when a young man approached him and complained that an armed robber had been killed near the Asemhene’s palace.
Hon Sackey, also known as Ogede continued that he informed the Zongo Police and Rev. Dr. Superintendent Samuel Andane Nyamekye and his team swiftly arrived at the scene and ordered that the body be covered and sent to the hospital.
Ogede indicated that the suspected robber who sought for refuge from a house near St Cyprian Anglican Church was turned away. Touching on security issues in his electoral area, Mr. Sackey slammed the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Kojo Bonsu that his inaction is fueling insecurity at Asem.
He explained that Asem cluster of schools are thrown into abject darkness at night and that the place has become the haven for thieves and armed robbers, a development he said is worrisome. He said the security of the area was a collective responsibility and appealed to shop owners to contribute towards maintenance of security there. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of the suspected armed robber has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue by the police.